Alivia Bowe

Awhi Counselling

At Awhi Counselling, we strive to understand your individual perspectives. We work in a holistic way that encompasses all areas of life to improve your wellbeing as a whole. We’re here to hold and support you on the journey that life entails.


Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Sexuality
  • Grief
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma


Counselling Services

I am a registered Counsellor and Addiction Clinician with the passion to empower and support people in a way that works for them to be the best version of themselves.

I focus on a holistic approach to wellbeing that takes into account the clients individual perspectives and how they are seen in their own worldview. I use a wide range of modalities and tools which ensures your recovery is tailored to you.

I am gentle, caring and am able to be flexible. I have an open mind and am able to adapt easily.


Counselling Approach

I work in a holistic approach that encompasses all aspects of life to ensure we can fully address the situation. I believe the problem is the problem and the person is not the problem. This is a very narrative approach to counselling. I also use CBT, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Motivational Interviewing and Client centred approaches. I use bits and pieces of a variety of theories as I believe there is multiple ways of finding a solution to a problem.

I specialise in working with youth and addictions.


Background and Experience

I have over 8 years experience in working in both public and private settings including a DHB, youth one stop shop, High School’s, Kaupapa Maori services, and youth development agencies.

I have a variety of experience working with youth, young adults and adults from a variety of backgrounds, those of different cultural and sexual orientations, including professionals and students.

*Currently unable to accept new ACC referrals


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- ACC Registered Counsellor

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Counselling
- Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Drug and Alcohol Studies

Q Appointments

- Monday - Friday 9 - 5pm.
- Late appointments by arrangement.